Rainbow buns have people a little cross at Royal Easter Show Food is a key feature of Sydney's Royal Easter Show, however one vendor's experiment this year with a tried-and-true recipe has a few patrons feeling a little cross. abc.net.au/news/2019-04-19/rai

50,000 barramundi β€” NT fish farm's record-breaking Easter harvest Humpty Doo Barramundi put on more staff and ordered 50 extra tonnes of ice to make sure its fish got to markets across the country before Good Friday. abc.net.au/news/rural/2019-04- ,Aquaculture

Notre Dame cathedral's beehives appear to have survived, but still no word on the bees Among the devastating loss from the Notre Dame cathedral fire, "an ounce of hope" is discovered by anxious French beekeepers. But there's still no confirmation whether the bees have survived. abc.net.au/news/2019-04-18/not

Concerns raised after dead crocodiles found in Northern Territory river A recreational fisherman who filmed dead crocodiles in his local waterway says he is concerned about the loss of wildlife in the area and is worried the crocodiles may have been caught as bycatch. abc.net.au/news/2019-04-18/dea ,Aquaculture

Fishing for tuna the Tasmanian way serves up top quality tuna in big-city restaurants Tasmanian commercial fishermen are using rod and reel to target top quality sashimi-grade southern bluefin tuna to meet the demand of discerning diners in Japanese restaurants on the mainland. abc.net.au/news/rural/2019-04- ,Aquaculture

Our southern farmers could really use a break, literally The first good rainfall that traditionally triggers the southern cropping season is known as the autumn break. We usually expect it by around Anzac Day, but for the past few years the skies have refused to open. abc.net.au/news/2019-04-18/aut

Live: Tasmania Now: Easter swimming concerns, whistleblower joins Senate bid A former Queensland Government whistleblower is hoping to snatch a Senate ticket for the Greens in Tasmania, as concerns are raised about whether it is safe to swim at Easter because of water quality issues. abc.net.au/news/2019-04-18/tas ,CrimeandJustice

Black lung victim says mine-appointed doctors didn't know how to read X-rays properly A former coal miner says he would've left the industry had he known he had silicosis, but the doctors hired by his employer failed to diagnose his condition. abc.net.au/news/2019-04-17/bla (Rural)

Caravan park holidays allow kids to just be kids and parents to relax Families are increasingly taking caravan and camping holidays, enjoying a sense of community and a temporary return to a more carefree parenting style and a childhood freedom reminiscent of decades gone by. abc.net.au/news/2019-04-17/car

'Crazy bat lady' spends $1,000 a week to keep her furry charges alive Rebecca Koller spends four hours a day chopping up fruit for the 600 bats in her care, and that's not the half of it. But despite the endless toil, she says it's a very rewarding life. abc.net.au/news/2019-04-17/car

Eleven animal activists charged in Queensland over abattoir and feedlot protests Queensland detectives arrest 11 people at locations across the south-east on 18 charges including trespassing, after protests at an abattoir and feedlot in March and April. abc.net.au/news/2019-04-17/ani ,CrimeandJustice

Small, sweet and high in Vitamin C β€” Australian growers back the jujube With an increasing international population and a focus on healthy eating, some horticulturalists are getting behind a fruit barely known to most of the country. abc.net.au/news/2019-04-17/aus

Royal Easter Show goes on despite drought, giving farmers a chance to take a break Catching up with old friends and taking a much-needed break from the drought is more important than ever at this year's Royal Easter Show. abc.net.au/news/rural/2019-04-

Mining companies feel heat on climate change A landmark decision in the NSW Land and Environment Court to knock back a proposed open-cut coalmine based on its contribution to climate change is looming over other projects in the state. abc.net.au/news/2019-04-17/min (Rural)

Adani confident Labor will honour environmental approvals for coal mine The head of Adani Australia says he does not believe a Shorten government poses a risk to the company's proposed Carmichael coal mine in central Queensland. abc.net.au/news/2019-04-16/ada (Rural)

Coles partners with SPC to create new products, despite struggling cannery's imminent sale Coles signs a two-year supply deal with Goulburn Valley fruit preserving company, SPC, to produce a new range of locally farmed peaches, pears and apricots. abc.net.au/news/2019-04-16/col

Salmon industry 'paying pittance' for marine debris fines Tasmania's major salmon farmers have paid just a few thousand dollars in fines since the State Government introduced a "zero tolerance" approach to marine debris. abc.net.au/news/2019-04-16/sal ,Aquaculture

Meet Joey the 'unicorn sheep' who was saved for the price of two cartons of beer Joey the "unicorn sheep" was destined to become food, before a South Australian stock agent gave him a new lease on life. One animal scientist says he has a possible explanation for the "unique" single horn. abc.net.au/news/2019-04-16/joe

In one of Tasmania's most popular holiday spots, a lack of jobs is driving young people away In St Helens, a tourist hotspot on Tasmania's east coast, locals say job opportunities for young people are limited, and they're losing out to bigger cities. abc.net.au/news/2019-04-16/you

The battle in the bush that could shape the federal election outcome From dead fish in the Murray-Darling to debates about how to power the country, the fight to win over regional voters could well determine who forms the next Federal Government. abc.net.au/news/2019-04-16/reg -DarlingBasin ,CrimeandJustice

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